A Greenville woman succumbed to her injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash also involving a 2017 Volvo in Loop 286 late Tuesday morning, June 7, 2022.
According to the Paris Police Department, the collision occurred at about 10:40 a.m. on the 2800 block of N.E. Loop 286 about a 2017 Harley Davidson Trike losing control and being struck by a 2017 Volvo.
According to officials, a 58-year-old female from Greenville, Texas, riding a 2017 Harley Davidson Trike, entered the 2800 block of N.E. Loop 286 from a private drive and lost control.
Both northbound lanes, the median, and then both southbound lanes were crossed by the Trike. As it crossed the outside lane of the southbound lanes, a 2017 Volvo collided with the Trike.
The woman was taken to Paris Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead later.
The investigation is still underway.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle collisions are common and often fatal. Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious injuries than passengers in other types of vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riders are 27 times more likely than passengers in enclosed vehicles to die in a collision (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, at least one motorcycle rider dies daily on Texas roads.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Texas has a high motorcycle-related injuries and fatalities rate.
In 2019, 412 motorcycle riders were killed in traffic accidents in Texas, with 1,800 or more injured. With these figures in mind, it’s safe to say that Texas’ highways are dangerous for motorcycle riders.
Cars and trucks turning left at intersections frequently cause motorcycle accidents. If the car driver fails to yield and turns in front of the approaching motorcycle, it will be impossible to avoid a collision.
Lamar County Lawyers for Motorcycle Accidents
Despite having a legal right to the road, motorcycle riders’ safety is routinely ignored. Drivers not accustomed to keeping an eye out for motorcycles have a 25-30 times greater chance of being involved in an accident.
Always seek legal advice before making any decisions about your case. Although you can file a personal injury claim independently, working with a qualified attorney will ensure you receive all of your legally entitled compensation.
To file your claim, you’ll need the assistance of an attorney. Customers can have their insurance companies contact them on their behalf as an added convenience.
Arash Law knows how to fight for your financial compensation after a motorcycle accident in Texas. Our Arash Law Texas car accident lawyers can provide compassion and knowledgeable guidance to the family in their time of need.
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